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? i don't think so. one reason i don't envy the path facing our second secretary of defense. irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch with maximum strength scalpicin®. also available scalpicin® 2 in 1, itch relief plus dandruff control. >> jennifer: all right. let's head down to los angeles and see what cenk uygur and "the young turks" have in store. >> i have some strong feelings about the hearings in the senate about gun control. >> jennifer: i'm shocked. >> i know. but we have two great guests on a former gun lobbyist for the nra who turned on them. he'll explain that today on the show. and then we have a form nra member who quit in disgust over the position the nra is holding on these gun-control legislation, because they are way too extreme. and then we have a story about how the city of oakland is spending so much more money on the raiders than they are on c
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. he has been nominated for secretary of defense, and the neo-cons are not thrilled about the prospect of hagel heading up the military because they are concerned that he won't protect the defense budget from the sharp spending cuts that are expected with the ending of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, and the looming threat of the sequester, those cuts could slash the pentagon's budget -- here is what the pentagon's budget is $553 billion and the sequester would slash that budget by $50 billion this year. so the pentagon is looking into what areas it could cut from maintenance on warships to military base operations. last friday the pentagon announced layoffs for 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees. 46,000. so if chuck hagel makes it through this mine field of senate confirmation questions, he'll inherit another challenge which is how to manage and advocate on behalf of a gigantic government department that believes it has been reduced to scrounging for change. joining me tonight to talk about this is fred kaplan, fred is the author
shooting, self-defense. despite this congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magazines from 94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department proved it had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra ha is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection for all not just would of our school children is what is needed and swift punishment of criminals who misuse gun and fixing our mental health system. we love our families, we love our country, we believe in freedom, and we are the millions from all walks of life who take responsibility for our safety and protection as a god-given fundamental american right. thank you. >> thank you, now chief johnson let me begin with you, sir if i could. it's been my experience that many criminals are able to get guns illegally, becaus
mentioned earlier, defense nominee chuck hagel will have his confirmation hearing by the senate armed services committee at 9:30 this morning. c-span will be going to that live, so it will be a shortened washington journal. that begins at 9:30 a.m. eastern time live on c-span and on c- span.org. for the next hour, we want to turn our attention to the u.s. auto industry. the annual car show has left detroit and it is now at the washington convention center. our colleague pedro echevarria is at the convention center. host: you will find a mix of automakers' foreign and domestic. we are in the toyota section this morning. talking to us about issues concerning toyota is tom stri cker. his vice-president for technical and regulatory affairs and deals with energy and environmental research. how do you explain your job? it is a fantastic place to be. i'm at the intersection of public policy and advanced technology for environment and safety. if it is a fantastic deal to be in now. it is the wave of the future. advanced vehicles, and advanced technologies. we work with the government on regul
that is necessary for hunting, sports, target practice, even self defense? >> it would be not legal for hunting in most states where there are limits on how many rounds you can have in a magazine. as i think you have recognized, the second amendment is not primarily about hunting. what i have been talking about is what the supreme court said in the district of columbia versus heller, which is the second amendment, the firearms and their accessories which are commonly owned by law-abiding people for legitimate purposes. i am talking about what police officers carry, what citizens carry, semi-automatic handguns. >> but those are police officers. >> they are not military, they're not coming to attack people, they are protecting people. citizens protect themselves the same when the police officers do. >> if you can rationalize a 100- round drum that someone can strap onto a semi-automatic weapon, as did in aurora, colorado, killing dozens of people there, saving lives only because it jammed, then you ought to object to the laws that have been on the books for years about machine guns. why are they
't he get the nod? hoping to become the next secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate arms services committee. the white house is optimistic but not taking anything for granted and is preparing carefully. >>> this afternoon, the senate decides whether to raise the debt ceiling for the next four months. in the bill, an interesting provision that with holds member's pay if they fail to pass a budget by april 15th. >>> president obama's popularity is on the rise. a "washington post" poll found his favorability rating at 60%. that's a three-year high. 37% had an unfavorable view. >>> david visitor is dismissing a bipartisan proposal on immigration reform. and vitter went after florida senator marco rubio calling him amazingly naive to believe the plan would not amount to amnesty. >>> lamar alexander of tennessee talked to chuck todd on "the daily rundown" about gun control and video games. take a listen. >> i think video games is a bigger problem than guns because video games affect people. but the first amendment limits what we can do about
for defense secretary. >> what they really failed to do here, paul, not just have a response or press her on the big things and move her off the talking points on the questions that you just asked, but also that bigger question about putting and placing benghazi within the scope of a broader failure of foreign policy. and that's going to have to be what they're going to do if they're going to talk about chuck hagel. highlight the obama failure in this area and that chuck hagel is going to be a yes man for that strategy. if they're not able to do that in a hearing like this, they've been pressing for for months, it does not bowed wede for her-- >> and what about her state and benghazi now a negative concerns and arms control deal with russia, you were not enamored of, i recall. overall, what's her legacy? >> she's one of the most traveled secretary of state and diplomacy to her credit well. and sort of a famous figure who went to many countries. in terms of her influence on obama policy or much of any sort of achievements, it's impossible to me to point to anything and what's more remarkab
said not so fast. the biggest drop in defense spending in 40 years combined with a decline in exports and slow growth in company stock piles slashed economic growth from 3.1% in the third quarter to minus 1/10th in the fourth. first negative quarter since 2009. white house downplayed the report and gave the republicans part of the blame. >> home prices are starting to climb back. consumer confidence overall has been rising and consumer spending is rising. but there is more work to do. our economy is facing a major head wind that goes to your point. republicans in congress. >> carney cited comments by house speaker john boehner about using threat of across-the-board spending cuts mown as the sequester as leverage for fiscal austerity and unnamed leadership aide that said government shutdown might show some members' constituents they are fighting. >> inflicting damage on the economy to achieve some political roles in washington seems like a bad idea. >> carney accused republicans of pushing spending cuts for their own sake. but senate minority leader mitch mcconnell denies that. >> this
arias' ex-boyfriends has some surprising testimony as her defense attorneys started their case. >> that is coming up. >>> let's get right to that hostage situation in alabama. s.w.a.t. teams have been called in to negotiate to save a 6-year-old boy. abc's pierre thomas joins us with the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: a dangerous situation is still unfolding this morning in alabama. it involves the words no parent wants to hear. a man with a gun, a child on a bus, and a child kidnapped. police are swarming around this location in midland city, alabama, desperately trying to rescue a 6-year-old taken from his school bus. >> we were dropping some kids off. a man that lived next door to them got on the bus. >> reporter: this police radio scanner audio describes the unfolding nightmare. >> a child is on the line with us advising us the driver's been shot. >> just had a bus driver shot, possibly deceased. >> suspect has removed a child from the bus. >> they're on foot at this time. white male, sunglasses. possibly dark-colored clothing. >> reporter: police sources identif
of revenge would be exacted upon those who perpetrated it. here's what defense secretary leon panetta told me what he would do against al qaeda in mali. >> we've got to go after al qaeda wherever the hell they're at. and make sure they find no place to hide. because let's not forget the main goal of al qaeda is to attack the united states. we've got to go after them. in yemen, in somalia, and yes, in mali if necessarily. >> he says, go after wherever the hell they're at, whether that be yemen, somalia, or mali. jay carney though from the white house, really much more tentative. here's what he said just this week. >> we are working with france and support their effort in mali. and believe that the goal of preventing terrorists safe haven is an important one. >> general clark, going after al qaeda wherever the hell they're at is very different than, we are working with france. >> well, not necessarily, erin. first of all, we have the africa command there, they're working very closely with french counterparts and british counterparts who are part of this. obviously the intelligence community is
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to have to face defense secretary if he gets confirmed senator chuck hagel during those hearings is this question of sequestration, something that would be on the table, of course, these defense cuts. first he has got to get through the confirmation issue and, boy, was it a rough confirmation hearing. >> kel well, compare it how quickly they confirm john kerry, right? >> right. >> this is the other end of the spectrum. it was almost uncomfortable to watch it times getting hammered by a number of senators. >> pretty much every pundit that you heard from said pathetic, he seemed confused. he messed up some policies he wasn't even familiar with containment. and president obama's position on that. getting notes handed to him. but at the same time, we have got jay carney saying he is doing great. >> yeah. let's listen to him. >> today senator hagel answered the questions appropriately and did a fine job. we believe he will be confirmed. as i said before, he has, i think there has been increase in the number of senators who have come out in support of him. not a decrease. since the hea
been around for 100 years. they're the most popular guns for hunting, target shooting, self-defense. despite this fact, congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magazines from '94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department, proved that had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection of all, not just our schoolchildren, is what is needed and swift surround punishment of criminals who misuse guns and fixing our mental health system. >> lapierre has been arguing for gun rights for a very long time. and he was around for the first nationwide assault weapons ban, which expired eight years ago. we have tape, actually, back from the early 1990s of him and senator dianne feinstein, who introduced a proposal for a new ban on
to be the next secretary of defense. peter doocy has more from washington. >> president obama's nominee to become the next secretary of state. john kerry was received very well in his confirmation hearing for democrat and republican. >> i commend his nomination to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to the administration. >> senator kerry's support is not expected to dwindle. he is very likely to become the next secretary of state. handy capping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important decision is tricky. when i nominated him for 2011 i took action to appoint him on my own. >> that appointment expires at the end of this year. president obama renominated him this week. the senator was one of 45 senators opposing his nomination last year. he said until key structural changes are made to ensure accountability and transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. >> the national security advisor for john brennan to become cia director. chuck hagel to become defense secretary could be bumpy. both men have been
including john kerry for secretary of state and chuck hagel for defense secretary. but with all of the choices, questions of will they sail through congress, peter? >> harris, this week president obama's nominees to be the next secretary of state john kerry was received well by democrats and republicans. >> i commend the nom to you without reservation. >> he will be a terrific bridge from the hill to administration. >> senator kerry's support in the senate is not expected to dwindle . so he's likely to be the next secretary of state. but hand capping the odds of the other nominees for important position is tricky like richard corda for the consumer of the financial bureau. >> after the senate refused to allow him a up or down vote i appointed him on my own. that expires in the end of this year and president obama renominated cordray this week . senators wrote letters opposing the nomination and the senator said this week. until key structural changes are made to the bureau to insure accountabiity or transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. john bre
.s. defense secretary. his confirmation process is expected to be somewhat contentious, more so than senator john kerry for secretary of state. delia goncalves is live in our satellite center. she has more on hagel's battle as he goes before the senate. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. it will be a fiery hearing on the hilda. senator kerry breezed through his confirmation process. it won't be as easy for senator chuck hagel, mainly because of his past comments that are literally coming back to haunt him. the 66-year-old vietnam veteran says his views have been distorted but his critics, and there are lots of them, say it shows a deep misunderstanding of the issues, including israeli-u.s. relations. some comments have been seen as pro-palestine, even as a justification for terrorism. the senator has even been seen as anti-gay. but his colleagues, including republican senator john coryn from texas are not buying his apology. >> i realize senator hagel is now repudiating many of his past actions and statements, but we've seen this before, unfortunately. individuals approaching th
appointed that he is becoming the top defense appropriators. he had said very recently that he did not think sequester would be averted. it does not look currently where these parties are that they are close to any kind of a deal. they may try to find a way to kick the can down the road where they bought themselves 60 days. it does not look particularly good right now. very few people seem to be confronting that. it shall take a lot to pull this off. >> the pentagon has started to take steps to prepare itself for the sequestration and planning that has not taken place until now. >> they are laying off temporary employees. it is starting to happen. >> senator inhofe has been critical about not planning earlier. the >> there is a little brinkmanship going. i do believe there was a time and when each everybody said we are all against it so how can have them? there never was a path that the two sides could find that would lead them to averting it. >> the center was critical of the president in the stance of his overall military and mention three ways the president has worked for cuts, and delays
defense, national laboratories, pell grants for education, highways, every other thing, the investments that we need to make in research to grow this country, it all gs for medicare, medicare, social security and the debt. every single penny we collect, and that's only 12 years away. now, that's not me talking. that's the congressional budget office saying that. the medicare trustees have told us, the medicare trustees have said that in 12 years, the medicare program won't have enough money to pay its bills. now, whose bills? bills of seniors, bills of tennesseans who have been -- who are some, many are literal counting the days until they are old enough to be eligible for medicare so they can have some way to pay their medical bills. it would be a tragedy if that day arrived and there wasn't enough money to pay the bills, but the medicare trustees who by law are supposed to tell us these things say that day will come in 2024. it's just 12 years, just 12 years away. and that's a day for people already on medicare and people who are going to be on medicare. medicaid, which is a program f
of defense. >>> plus the invasion of gnomes, and how they have people in one community taking sides. the great gnome showdown. [ mal] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. sometimes, i actually think it's mocking me. [ engine revs ] what?! quattro!!!!! ♪ >>> welcome back to "early start." there could be serious tension on capitol hill. the chuck hagel showdown, if you will confirmation hearings begin in the next few hours, and this is one of the most contentious picks that
democrats want to limit magazines to ten bullets. while republicans say self defense may require more. >> one bullet in the hand of a mentally unstable person or a convicted felon is one too many. six bullets in the hands of a mother protecting her twin 9-year-olds may not be enough. >> reporter: today, in an interview with telemundo's jose diaz balart, president obama said new restrictions could make a difference. >> even if it doesn't save every person who is a potential victim of gun violence. we save a few. if we don't do that, shame on us. >> reporter: and the president goes on the road to minnesota monday to sell his own reforms. and many republicans and members of the nra are saying prosecutors today need to do more to enforce the laws that are already on the books. brian? >> kelly o'donnell, after a big day on the hill. kelly, thanks. >>> there are fewer places in this country with tougher gun laws than the city of chicago. there are no gun stores in the city, and yet nowhere in this country is the problem of gun violence more dramatic than in the president's hometown. there w
an eye on for you. will he or won't he get the nod? hoping to become the next secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate armed services committee. the white house is optimistic but not taking anything for granted and is preparing carefully. >>> and this afternoon, the senate decides whether to raise the debt ceiling for the next few months. in the bill, an interesting provision that would hold the members' pay if they failed to pass the budget by february 15th. >>> all right, tornados tearing through the south and the midwest is digging out. bill karins is sorting through this for us. >> unfortunately we had the first tornado fatality in this country in about 220 days. that had been a record. the story this morning is what's happening behind this storm that's exiting the northeast this morning. the windchills and the cold, i mean, winter has returned with a fury. it is like winter was mad at the big warm up we had a couple days ago. minus windchill of 32 in fargo. a couple spots are close to minus 50 in north dakota. a little bit of col
secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate armed services commit. the white house is preparing carefully. >>> and this afternoon, the senate decides whether to raise the debt ceiling for the next few months. in the bill, an interesting provision that would hold the senators' pay if they failed by february 15th. >> the midwest is trying to dig out. what else you got? and there's more. >> wait till you see the windchills in north dakota this morning. ugly. let's start with the bad weather. over 500 reports of severe weather over the last 48 hours. now the high winds and maybe even a quick rumble of thunder is trying to roll through new jersey and head up into new england. the storms are flying, that's the good news. baltimore, maryland, washington, d.c., you're done with the heavier rains. you'll see the line through new jersey, it's heading right over top of new york city and up into connecticut and the hudson valley. this is that enhanced line here as it moves to the north. and this is just a huge system, and we're going to continue to see t
. he fired at her 7 times in self defense. >>> john leopold has lost his seat after a judge found him guilty of misconduct in office. the judge dismissed the more serious charge. no sentencing date has been set just yet. could face probation, minor jail time and fines. also means the end of his political career. john hammond the county's chief administrative officer will serve as acting county executive. >> happening today, maryland governor delivers his annual state of the state and for the first time this year, you can take part. residents can submit questions for the administration on social media and the maryland government web site. for links check out our web site at myfoxdc.com. >>> also today, a senate panel will hold first hearing on curbing gun violence less than two months at the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. sets up a showdown on supporters for firearms and gun rights advocates. hear testimony from the husband of gabby giffords. he supports more security and enforcing existing gun laws. not the president's gun control proposals. >> more changes coming to presid
's claim that he shot in defense. today jurors will hear arguments in the sentencing portion of the trial. voluntary manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 25 years. >>> anne arundel county will be holding an emergency meeting on removing county executive john leopold today. he has now been suspended after a judge found him guilty of misconduct while he was in office on tuesday. the judge ruled that leopold broke the law when he made a staffer empty his catheter bag after surgery and when he had members of his security detail put up campaign signs. however, the judge acquitted leopold on charges for having a security detail driving him to sexual encounters saying that guard was paid. >>> i'm watching your money. everybody is watching the dow. we're -- it's in striking distance of 14,000 for the first time since 2007. the latest rally thanks to another wave of strong profits report. the dow stands this morning at 13,954 after gaining more than 72 points. it is up six and a half percent so far this month. the nasdaq dipped more than half a point. the s&p 500 was up by seven. >>> u.s. re
big story this evening. president obama's pick for defense secretary chuck hagel was on the hot seat today. the former nebraska senator defended his record at a confirmation hearing taking on issues that ranged from israel to iran to his support for a group that advocates nuclear weapons. hagel was challenged on the troop surge in iraq. >> i would like you to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today. >> let the record show refused to answer that question. i actually would like an answer yes or no. >> well, i think it's far more complicated than yes or no. as i've already said, my answer is i'll defer that judgment to history. i'm fully committed to the president's goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. as i have been on record on that issue, as i've said in the past many times, all options must be on the table to achieve that goal. >> despite tough criticism from republicans hagel is expected to be confirmed as the next defense secretary. >>> also up on t
papoos. >> thanks for that scientific report. >> strong warning from defense secretary ashton carter. budget cuts will eventually hurt our war effort in afghanistan, he sessments maintenance on weapons and equipment will have to be ewessed and that will effect military readiness. the pentagon has began laying off 46 temporary and contracted workers. the full-time employees are also in the works. the pentagon is facing nearly $50 billion in cuts unless congress can agree on alternative. president obama violated the constitution. that's the decision from a federal appeals court. the ruling avoid the president's recess appointments of three national relations board members. recess appointments are when the president fills an administration position while the senate is not in session to avoid confirmation. the court says recess appointments can only be made between formal sessions of congress. the ruling also questions the nomination of richard cordray as head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the white house disagrees with that decision calling it, quote, unprecedented but no
to be the next defense secretary but it could be an uphill battle with an old friend, john mccain, leading the resistance. >>> and here it is, this is the new blackberry 10, soledad. so what makes it so different from this one and with him it make blackberry relevant again? i'll break down all the changes and fun little things for you, soledad. >> thank you. it's thursday, january 31st. "starting point" begins right now. welcome, everybody. lets get right to that press conference that we told you we were expecting out of alabama. i want to throw that up on the screen right now. let's listen in. >> as much as the land that we're standing on right now, people have been good enough to work with us through all this. the law enforcement agencies, the red cross, the salvation army, all the private businesses that's brought in food for the volunteers and the workers and law enforcement, you know, it's just a multiple agencies here and people helping out and stuff like that. you know, just a multitude of people. again, you know, we really don't have a whole lot to add. i mean i hate to tell you th
is going to increase fivefold. the department of defense's cyber command which mainly focuses on kpourt systems is going to increase to nearly 5,000 troops and civilians. the retooled program will include combat mission forces who may help military commanders by disabling an encommand and control system before a military attack. tell us about it, richard. >> both cyber defense and cyber offense. you speak to anyone in the military in the intelligence community, this is the first thing they talk about. it's an area of great advantage for us. look at the way we use computer viruses. we can organize information in ways that others can't. on the other hand, everything we do as a society, everything we do as a military is now based upon cyber. so we're both the best but also the most vulnerable ultimately. so the idea that we're throwing enormous resources at this, this is no coincidence. it's not a one-time thing. this is now the future. >>> from our parade of papers, "the kansas city star." a new study indicates as our brains get older, it may interfere with the quality of sleep we get at
. he is accused of murdering teenager. the defense calls a jailhouse snitch that the prosecution was going to call to testify. we followed this report. >> in opening statements prosecuters suggested a love triangle may have been at work in felicia barns murder. they planned to use a video that shows johnson being intimate with the sister while locking eyes on felicia. they say it's not about promiscuity. it's about the tragic loss of a woman's life and the state's rush to judgment. the prosecution revealed a surprise witness who claims he saw body of barnes on the day she disappeared. on the day in question johnson called the witness to come to the apartment where barnes was staying with herster. he says the body of felicia barns was on the bed. it may be the strongest evidence they have to link him to her death but they say the witness didn't -- the defense lawyers say he is a jailhouse snitch who doesn't know anything about this case. the process cution say how did her body end up in the us is kuenna river and telly barns originally asked when who would want to harm for felici
about that. in our next hour, i will tell you why i will miss the barnes & noble stores. my defense of reading a physical book, that will be my take, 10:25 this morning. here is a question for you, if a driverless car gets into an accident, who is to blame? you can bet one thing, all-star trial lawyer mark lanier is no stranger to the suit. we have this run it again. >> i have your seven early movers and after each one, i will pause and ask mark if he's ever sued the company i'm talking about. have you sued them. >> sued them and represented them. >> sued gm? >> i've sued gm. >> don't tell me you've ever sued apple? conflict of interest. >> actually i've sued them. >> 115 on caterpillar, you sued them. >> 56 million dollar verdict against them year before last. >> go ahead. >> everybody has sued wal-mart for one thing or another. >> so, of the seven early movers, there you have it. mark lanier, we say he is the man you hate to love. he'll join us later this hour and stay with us for the entire ten o'clock eastern. you have been warned. we're talking about driverless cars and lawsuit
were at war in afghanistan, and the defense department paid out $629 billion. that is what the demographic numbers are doing to us. and we have to recognize that. one last shot. you talk about the rich. ok, i will confess here, personal numbers. i am still working. i am paying $20,000 a year in social security tax. i am drawing $41,000 a year in social security benefits. the minute i stop working, the $40,000 keep coming in, only goes up every year. why does warren buffett, why will oprah winfrey not have to draw the same social security benefits from the 1930's? why can we not say go ahead and work and pay in the program, but if you have so many assets, we will shave off the level of your payments. [applause] >> and then the wealthy would be paying more. absolutely. >> my sense is now that this is public and everybody is going on all these talk shows, this conversation is all over the place. >> we need the president. if i have this conversation and it is out there, here is what happens. my friends in organized labor, my friends in the environmental movement, my friends who
weapons by make and model that are rifles, shotguns, pistols used for recreation, defense, hunting. we ban clips, drums, or strips of more than 10 bullets. prohibit their manufacture, their sale, their transfer. we are different from the new york state law. we do not require registration of grandfathered weapons. and in that regard we are also different from the california law. in a sense, it's a little more moderate in that regard because the gun organizations regard registration as "the first step to confiscation." >> schieffer: when somebody sells one of these guns they may have now or gives it to someone else? >> we rerequire a full background check to the transferee, the person to whom the gun is transferred. >> schieffer: do you think the n.r.a. is now or less powerful than 20 years ago? >> i think they're equally as powerful. they're now supported by a lot of gun manufacturers. they've certainly extended their arm-- this morning's front page story in the "new york times" tells about their efforts to provide training and weapons to youngsters 8-15 years old. as a matter of fact, i sa
to shake up your staff here. i'm just saying in general. >> you areng our defensive coordinator. so don't worry about it it okay, kim? >> i news to that so many americans are finally being given a choice to not join a union. the evidence for that came with department of labor statistics showing union membership had again dropped. now at post world war ii low. a lot of people fleeing were states from indiana and wisconsin which finally passed laws for the first time allowing people to negotiate on their own, not have to pay union dues with which they don't agree. freedom in any context is good, paul. it's nice to see it in the
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